Castle follows others out of Doncaster

Prop Mark Castle has joined the Doncaster exodus after completing a move to Championship rivals Leigh.
 
The 23 year old originally came through the academy system with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats having earlier played his junior career with Castleford Panthers and has been earning good reviews this season at the coal-face of a struggling pack
 
Castle played in 30 games for Doncaster last term, starting 15 of them and scored one try.
 
Since their financial situation became public knowledge, the Dons have lost Kyle Briggs, Paul Handforth, Peter Green and Andreas Bauer while they confirmed on Wednesday they were set to enter administration.
 
“He has been in good form this season.” Leigh head coach Paul Rowley said. “I said we needed strike and that included another prop. It’s another area that will now add competition for places.”
 
“We’ve been relying on young players to do the tough job in the front row whereas perhaps we should be treating them a little more carefully. The likes of Danny Meekin have progressed at an unbelievably quick rate and he probably needs a bit more looking after than what he has had up to date.”
 
“Adding Mark to the squad will allow us to rotate a little bit more.”
 
“Mark is only a young lad himself. He’s one of those players that gets about his business really well and every team has a player that when he comes off the field, the opposition says ‘he went well’”. He’s not a household name but he’s earned a reputation this year as a stand-out performer in a struggling side.”

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